Stay on the only Bahamas strand picked as an 'Ultimate Walk-Forever Beach' in the Feb. '08 Caribbean Travel & Life magazine. Poponi Beach Cottage is on the historic two-acre Poponi property, where gently rolling grounds -- filled with coconut palms, bougainvillea, hibiscus and jasmine -- slope to the sparkling turquoise Atlantic. No steep stairs or rocky entrance at this pink-sand beach. Read or nap in the waterside hammock, lounges or shady cabana. Snorkel above the coral heads right off the beach. Or shed your shoes and meander for miles at low tide.
Lodging is a spacious 2nd floor efficiency above a garage. It has an open floor plan, with sleeping, dining and sitting areas, nicely outfitted kitchen and full bath. Queen-sized bed with designer linens. Flat-screen TV with broadband cable. Internet access. Air conditioning plus a ceiling fan. Large deck with lounges, table and gas grill. 2nd enclosed shower outdoors.
Ideal getaway spot: If you want to spend your vacation gambling in casinos, shopping at outlet malls or jet-skiing, Eleuthera is not the island for you. But if you enjoy reading, napping on a beachside lounge underneath a whispering Casuarina tree, walking miles on a pink-sand beach (often without seeing another soul), this is paradise. The island is safe, the Bahamian people are friendly and the island's beaches are unsurpassed. Poponi's beach was only one of two in the Bahamas -- and one of only 20 in the Caribbean -- picked as an 'ultimate' beach in the February 2008 cover story of Caribbean Travel & Life magazine. It was one of five in the Caribbean named as an 'ultimate walk-forever beach.' Come see for yourself! The grounds and water views are so lovely that Poponi is often used as the site for wedding photos.
For more information: You can see even more photos and read more about Poponi Beach Cottage by going to its website, linked at the bottom of this page.
We're retired U.S. journalists who fell in love with Eleuthera after visiting Provo, Grand Turk, Dominica, Grenada, Belize, Tortola , Cat Island and Andros. We vacationed here only once before knowing this was where we wanted to retire. We bought 2.5 acres of Atlantic beachfront property and renovated the main house over 7 years. We built the guest cottage in 2007. We now divide our time between Eleuthera and Charleston, S.C., but Eleuthera warms our souls. We value our guests' privacy while being available for advice or help.
Poponi is an historic property, on one of Eleuthera's most beautiful beaches, with easy access to the turquoise Atlantic -- no cliffs,steps or ladders. The beach provides sun and valuable shade, with no rocky entry. The quiet, lushly landscaped property is centrally located, near airports, groceries and restaurants. Only one house visible for a half-mile, and most often you'll have the beach to yourselves.
Poponi, and its guest cottage, sit on one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches, with miles-long stretches of white and pink sand and few beachgoers. On July 4th, we were in the ocean and could not see another human, in any direction. Compare that to July 4th on most U.S. beaches! The property is quiet and secluded, while providing cable TV and free wi-fi.
Centrally located on the 110-mile-long island of Eleuthera, Poponi Beach Cottage is on Banks Road just outside the settlement of North Palmetto Point.
The cottage sits on a knoll behind the main Poponi residence, with a huge banyon tree providing privacy. The property sits on the exquisite turquoise Atlantic Ocean. Poponi's location, near Eleuthera's midpoint, is ideal for exploring the island, with miles of deserted pink-sand beach outside the door and many good restaurants nearby.
Free high-speed wi-fi and cableTV.
It's just 20 minutes from Governor's Harbor airport, one of three airports on the island. Eleuthera is just a 20-minute flight from Nassau and 50 minutes from Fort Lauderdale.
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